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Greyman last won the day on September 8 2014

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  1. I have used one each Monday for the last 3 months at the gym where I do my physical therapy sessions. I'm impressed with them.
  2. I think Flanno and me could be onto something with the slow running! Up until 1998 I was a pretty good runner. More sprinting and middle distance (800 & 1500m). In 1998 I had a pretty serious motorcycle accident where I received a major crush injury to my lower leg. I also slashed my shin muscle to the bone (fark that hurt like a bitch). It took me until 2000 to be able to jog 5km and nice then, my running speed has been between an "angry walk" up to a fast jog. Still, I can run which is fantastic. Interestingly, since becoming a slow runner, I have never had a serious running injury. Back when I could run 5 km in20 mins and put together a 3hr 15 min marathon, I had ongoing injuries. I take Jons advice about not being able to run one day. It's happen to me before, I came back and I know how lucky I am to be able to still run at 57, when a lot of my peers can't. I enjoy my swimming, cycling and running; and plan to keep doing it as long as I can. Remember, Jim Ward showed us you can train for triathlon to the day you die ( my dark sense of humour is still up to the mark, lol).
  3. Jamie Oliver foundation was the charity the fund raising was supposed to be for. No one spoke to the foundation prior to the start date. That got sorted out post haste but, poor darts on the due diligence front.
  4. Good luck with the prognosis, Go Easy. You have people on here offering support which is a great thing. It's the best thing you could have right now. Men of of tranitions land! Getting checked and having a blood test is a no brainer for any male over the age of 50. If you want to read up on this, there's plenty of information available at your local pharmacy, doctors surgery, medical centre Hospital or on the internet. There's no shame in doing it, but you'd be surprised how many guys don't. One place to look is the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. I found out about this organisation when I participated in a charity motorbike ride in 2013 (and 2 more rides in 2015, 2016). "The Long Ride" raises funds for prostate cancer research and awareness. The ride leaves from each state in Australia, meets up at a convergence location (usually a country town) and then heads to a destination a few thousand kms away. Along the way riders stop in towns along the route and spend time talking to the locals about prostate cancer and getting checked. We raise funds in various ways as well. On these rides I've learnt more about prostate cancer than I ever imagined could exist. I've also learnt that most middle aged and older men will get the message to get checked eventually. You just have to keep talking to them.
  5. I just watched it and give it a 4/10. I don't think he was on any mainstream PEDS. You couldn't go that long day after day and take PEDS without having some serious health issues. The IV thing is a bit of a beat up. There are some ultra marathon events like Marathon de sables that have specific rules against the use during competition, of IVs. I think there were some keyboard experts trolling the iron Cowboys efforts and trying to undermine him and his team. Targeting IV use and using an elliptical machine because a hurricane was blowing shit around outside, is just nonsense. Lesson from the docco, do your planning and due diligence, especially for fund raising, before you set off. i did like the fact none of his support crew bailed on him and his sponsor didn't pull the pin, but went the other way and increased their support to his effort.
  6. Chill Bill! I called bullshit on your open water breathing theory because it's alarmist and fear mongering. There's some real good reasons why a lot of swimmers can't bilateral breathe. The main one is they're just plain uncoordinated. There's a zillion reasons why people don't swim well in open water. Confidence, or lack of, in the water is the common denominator for most of them. By the way, I doubt you will ever swim out to save any of my family in the water. They are all better swimmers than me, we all surf and know how to be safe in the water. Our life has revolved around the swim club and SLSC for the last 25 years. As for saving any of my friends in the water. I don't have any, just ask Pete and the Customer.
  7. There's a 2.30 in the morning?? !!!
  8. Flake was on special at the fish and chip shop that week.
  9. Actually, for the the sprint distance Tri, they were replaced up to 4 weeks out from the event for Some older age group categories that had less than the 5 reserves listed. A few emails and phone calls were made to the next in line, like a Kona ironman spot roll down. The goal was not to have these categories too thin on the ground on race day. Team uniforms were available from 17 hours if TA didn't have one for you. I don't know of anyone who took up the offer. Besides, who could be arsed dropping a grand on travel and accomodation to the GC just for a sprint race.
  10. Yeah it would. Comment made to indicate they weren't people who may have been warming up for the event and suffered a heart attack and died in the water, as has happened in the states a few times.
  11. Matching kit and coffe money way more important than chain lube.
  12. Sure these things occur naturally but there's evidence in other sports of PEDS accelerating the growth of cancers and activating certain medical conditions to do with the heart or nurlogical system. Weightlifting, powerlifting and body building a littered eith examples of athletes who have suffered from the results of using PEDS. Have a look at how many top body builders from the 1980's are still alive. The results of that reasearch are scary (btw, I'm told there's a docco on Netflix about this). Cycling, well same again. Too many suspicious deaths and illnesses to quote here. I guess the owner of the original quote that I posted, wanted our sport to consider the possibility that, we are now just seeing the results of PEDS use 10 to 15 years ago or even earlier, amongst age groupers and not just professionals.
  13. Conversation at bike training tonight include this and what knobs both of them are. An observation made by one person was interesting, though. Went like this: "Makes you wonder about some of the performances at ITU champs and ironman races by top age groupers back in the 1990s and early 2000's. When no one was drug tested. Especially when you see some of those same men and women walking around today with heart problems or cancer or maybe Parkinson's disease." Hope I quoted them accurate enough to convey their point of view. For mine, yeah it does make you wonder, now. I was around the sport back in those days and yes their were some performances that raised eyebrows but most of us (probably naively) just thought those people must have done a shitload of training. Never suspected they were on the juice. Didn't get that cynical until about 2009.
  14. I call bullshit. I've been swimming open water for 30 + years and never had that problem. Practising swimming in open water gives you the confidence, skills and ability to handle waves and chop from any direction, regardless of how you breathe when swimming. If you want to get all technical about it, bilateral breathing is primarily a pool based technique, which doesn't always transfer well to open water swimming. It depends very much on the individual swimmer and their individual fitness, ability, skills and confidence when swimming , as to how well they can swim using bilateral breathing in open water and handle open water conditions.
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